POSTPARTUM DOULA Care 

You deserve a doula

“The postpartum doula’s basic role is to provide nonintrusive, nonjudgmental support according to the family’s needs and wishes.  She is there to facilitate your time to settle in, relax, and heal, while assuring that the familiar daily underpinnings of your life and household remain anchored as much as possible. She is there to free you up to do nothing but be with your baby and other family members, or to take the baby so that you can sleep, if that’s what’s needed. She is the peace-of-mind factor.

The postpartum doula may provide help with any or all of the following services: Shopping, cooking, emotional and moral support, breastfeeding or bottle-feeding support, massage (for baby and/or Mom), laundry, answering the phone and taking messages, fielding visitors, taking or giving help with baby basics, errands, pet and plant care, help with older siblings, light housekeeping, help with baby so Mom and Dad can have time together to settle into their new roles, and referrals to other sources the mom may need to contact or know about.”

Taken from Sally Placksin’s book Mothering the New Mother.

BENEFITS OF POSTPARTUM DOULA CARE
  • Decreased incidence of Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • More time for bonding with baby and rekindling partner relationships
  • Increased breastfeeding success
  • Increased confidence in parenting skills
  • Encourages appropriate well-baby and mother care
FOR THE PARTNER-TO-BE:

Dads and other partners also benefit from a postpartum doula. Many new partners feel overwhelmed by both the increased financial pressure and the new responsibility to be intimately involved in the care of a newborn. If a partner can’t take time off from work, he/she knows they are leaving mom and baby in good hands. There is also a sense of relief knowing that both parents can get a relatively good night’s sleep, or even sleep through the whole night. This lends itself to both parents bonding with their new baby and helps the couple maintain aspects of pre-baby days.

Please note: I happily support unmarried and/or same sex partners as well.  Adoptive parents can benefit greatly from postpartum doula services.

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While each birth and baby is different, if you are not a first time mom you might not be so worried about bringing home a new baby. Seasoned veterans can benefit from the comfort and regular sleep schedule a postpartum doula can offer. Second and third-time parents can take advantage of quality bonding time with their newborn and an easier recovery from delivery. I can help ease the transition for your older children, allowing you to spend quality time with each child and helping you let go of the stress or even guilt of learning to juggle this new family dynamic.

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INCLUDES:
  • Education on infant care skills
  • Encourages family bonding
  • Breastfeeding support/bottle-feeding support
  • Offer a listening, non-judgmental
  • Educational support and resources including lending library
  • Spend time with the baby so family will have time to rest
  • Baby’s laundry
  • Light housekeeping
  • Run errands and shop for groceries
  • Assist in nursery organization/ set-up
  • Sibling adjustment and care
  • Prepare nutritious meals/ snacks
  • Helping the mother get some much needed rest to speed recovery
  • Being your supportive shadow while you become more comfortable and confident in handling your newborn

service Packages

Peace of Mind

 

 

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Every Step of the Way

4 hour minimum per day

8 hour minimum per night

Available 7 days a week

Shifts of up to 12 hours

Gift certificates are available

Insurance reimbursement

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$35/hr

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Wowed By Womb Service

“Nova was our partum doula for three weeks after we came home from the hospital. My husband needed to go out of town on business. I was very nervous being alone with my newborn son and being a first time mom. Nova took all the worry away!  She stayed with me and was my right hand person. I never had to ask her to help me. She was always 10 steps ahead of me thinking about what I might need. As a new mom, I sometimes didn’t know what I needed, but she did.   Her professionalism and knowledge of post natal care is second to none.

We utilized Nova on several occasions in similar situations and finally to take a trip back east to see my family. I can’t express how deeply I appreciate everything which she did for myself and my son on this trip, from carrying many bags through the airport, to helping me breastfed on the plane. She was amazing, not to mention her photography. She documented our trip from start to finish and always with the professionalism she exhibited while in our home.
Nova has a deep caring for others and the child’s wellbeing. She made my homecoming experience amazing and we are so fortunate to have had her in our lives.

We highly recommend Nova for  post partum doula services and photography. She is the entire package!” ~ Elizabeth M.

“Thank goodness my husband and I found Nova!  My husband had to go back to work one week after the birth of our first son, which left me alone at home with a newborn. I was struggling with breastfeeding and a low milk supply, and couldn’t even get the simplest of tasks done around the house. I mean, really, how do you make a sandwich or do the dishes when you have this tiny little person that needs you every moment of the day?

Enter Nova! She helped me with each of my needs.
Nova was referred to me through my birth doula, and she came to my home about three times a week, starting when my son was two weeks old. She stayed to work with me and my baby for about three months. With her support, I went from a mom needing to supplement with formula, to an exclusively breastfeeding mom.  I also learned the motherly art of multi-tasking with a newborn. I truly could not have done it without her!

I grew a lot as a new mom while Nova was with me. This is due to Nova’s calm and caring demeanor, excellent knowledge and experience, and her very special way with new mommas and babies. I could relax and just enjoy my baby while she was there to support us. I feel having Nova as my post-partum doula was a gift not only to myself, but to my son and family as well.”
~ Toni T.

“We were extremely fortunate to have Nova care for our baby boy during a difficult and medically serious time in his newborn period. We cared for our newborn ourselves full time until it became clear to us that it was in the baby’s best interest to have refreshed parents rather than chronically exhausted ones. That is when Nova came into our lives and we learned to trust her so we could peacefully have her take care of the baby and mother.

Although she appears surprisingly young, she is extremely capable, gentle, honest, and genuinely caring for the baby, mother, and family. Nova often surprised me with her thoughtfullness and her energy in restoring the home to a more organized and peaceful state. Her gentle nature is ideal for such a responsible, nurturing and supportive role with the baby, mother, and home.

We give our whole hearted recommendation to Nova as a person to whom you can safely trust the most precious person in your life, your child. We have worked with other doulas and Nova ranks among the All Stars in her field.”

~ Padma N.

“Thank goodness my husband and I found Nova!  My husband had to go back to work one week after the birth of our first son, which left me alone at home with a newborn. I was struggling with breastfeeding and a low milk supply, and couldn’t even get the simplest of tasks done around the house. I mean, really, how do you make a sandwich or do the dishes when you have this tiny little person that needs you every moment of the day?

You deserve a doula!

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